This course offers a comprehensive historical survey of South and Southeast Asia from the nineteenth century to the twentieth century. Key themes include: the character and dynamics of colonialism, colonial development of knowledge, the late-colonial economic structure, the emergence of nationalism, decolonization, including the partition of the British Raj.
This course offers participants a good survey of the facts and the historical debates concerning modern South and Southeast Asia. Participants are also trained in essay writing.
Mode of instruction
- Written examination (60 %)
- Brief essay (40 %)
The final mark is made up of the essay (40 %) and the written examination (60 %). Separate marks given for both, final mark is the weighted average. There is a resit for the examination and an opportunity to submit a revised essay but only if the final mark is fail.
A selection of chapters from:
- Crispin Bates, Subalterns and Raj, South Asia since 1600 (London: Routledge, 2007).
- M.C. Ricklefs and others, A new history of Southeast Asia (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Registration via uSis is mandatory.